Porch Roller Curtains

August 7, 2017 by  
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How to Keep Your Porch Dry and Clean-

Porch Roller Curtains in Sunbrella or Clear Vinyl will keep your porch dry and clean. They protect your porch from sun, rain, wind, pollen, snow and dirt enclosing your porch from the elements. Adding the optional tie-down system, will keep your curtains in place during strong winds and storms to ensure your porch is protected during the harshest weather. You can easily raise and lower the curtains to any desired height. Custom made using Sunbrella fabric that will last for years. All come with a 10 year warranty.

For Information on Sunbrella Porch Roller Curtains visit…..Porch Roller Curtains

For Information on Clear Porch Protection Curtains visit….Porch Protection Curtains


New Sunsetter Fabric

May 27, 2017 by  
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Sunsetter® Fabric

Check our our Sunsetter® Replacement Fabric Page– So easy to order with better warranties than Sunsetter®. Custom made covers to fit your Sunsetter® and great prices. We offer Sunbrella Fabric® available in over 100 colors and our lower cost option Solar Pro Fabric that is available in 5 solid colors. Both brand of fabrics come with a 10 year warranty against fade, rot and mildew. We use Tenara® Thread, mad by GORE that comes with a lifetime warranty so no worries with seams coming apart from rot.


For all other brands, check out our Patio Awning Replacement Fabric Page. Our covers will fit all brands of retractable awnings. Easy to order and warranted for 10 years. We use Sunbrella® Fabric and Tenera® Thread which has a lifetime warranty. Unsure of the size you need? Contact Us and we can help you find the right size for a perfect fit on your awning.

Take a look at our video and see how easy it is to replace your patio awning fabric.

             PYC Awnings is not affiliated with Sunsetter® Brand awnings. We custom make to order new covers to fit the Sunsetter awning models.

Outdoor Rooms

February 10, 2017 by  
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Outdoor Rooms

Sunbrella, furniture and awning fabric made by Glen Raven, is used throughout the 2011 Coastal Living Idea Home – East Beach, Norfolk VA. Product shots are taken by Steve Exum of exumphoto.com on August 22, 2011.

Sunbrella fabrics created to inspire consumers with elegant and practical design solutions that are relatable for any home. Kick back and enjoy your outdoor space using Sunbrella fabrics for cushions, awnings, roller shades and more.

Don’t be afraid to add stylish accents and traditional indoor furnishings to your outdoor room. Carpets, throw pillows for furniture, and other design touches will create a welcoming feel. Just make sure they’re Sunbrella fabrics if they’ll be exposed to the elements.

Check out all of Sunbrellas fabrics and ideas here….sunbrella.com


DANIEL ISLAND, SC – Sunbrella furniture and awning fabric made by Glen Raven, Inc is used throughout the 2013 Coastal Living Magazine Idea Home on Daniel Island in Charleston, S.C. Product and lifestyle photography by Steve Exum of exumphoto.com.

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Save on Energy Bills

August 16, 2016 by  
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Top Ways to Save on Energy Bills This Summer
Courtni Wisenbaker-Scheel

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The Department of Energy has found that heating and cooling a home accounts for almost half of a residential energy bill. In recent years, all of us have felt the squeeze these hotter summer days have put on our wallets, but what can we do about it? At Home Improvement Leads, we know that there’s plenty you can do to help lighten your energy load, regardless of your budget.

Fans and Ceiling Fans
One of the simplest ways to start saving energy in the summer is by setting up oscillating fans or using ceiling fans to help get your cooled air moving. By doing so, your room will feel up to 4 degrees cooler than your home’s actual temperature. Be sure that your ceiling fan is switched to the summer setting and is turning in a counterclockwise direction when you look up at it so that you get the greatest benefit, and make sure to turn everything off whenever you leave the room.

Service Your HVAC
Americans spend $11 billion a year on cooling their homes, but that amount could be greatly reduced if everyone serviced their HVAC unit regularly. Though you will want to have a certified professional inspect it annually, you can keep up with seasonal checkups yourself and keep your system running efficiently for years to come. In fact, simply replacing clogged, dirty air filters with new ones will save you 5 to 15 percent on your HVAC’s energy consumption!


Install Window and Door Awnings
Unless your windows and doors have been upgraded to Energy Star approved replacements, they allow solar heat to infiltrate your home, which hikes up your home’s internal temperatures You can reduce your home’s solar heat gain by upwards of 77 percent by installing awnings over your home’s windows. Though awnings used to be made with canvas that would wear out in five years, technology has improved greatly. PYC Awnings back their fabrics with a 10 year warranty, saving you hundreds of dollars on your energy bill over the course of their lifespan.

Seal Cracks and Openings
Regardless of your home’s age, it’s likely there are cracks or openings somewhere in your home, allowing for cool air to escape and hot, humid air to seep in. Closing up these gaps can be as simple as adding weather stripping to gaps in your window frames or caulking small fractures in your home’s exterior walls. Don’t forget to thoroughly check your attic for signs of water damage and to inspect the state of your insulation. The more protected your home is from the elements, the lower your energy bill will be.

Though these tips are great for any home, consider hiring a professional to perform a home energy audit if you are looking for a thorough analysis of your home.

Sunbrella Awnings

July 27, 2016 by  
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Awnings are a valuable home design element that our grandparents knew all about. In the days before air conditioning, they were used to shade interiors and help keep homes cool. With the focus on sustainable design today, there’s renewed interest in the power of awnings. They block the sun from entering the house and warming it on hot days, and can be removed or retracted during the winter months when you’re craving light and warmth. Depending on the fabric you choose, they can also keep harmful UV rays from damaging your skin and fading your fabrics.

Pack & Play Toddler Bed

March 3, 2016 by  
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Pack & Play Toddler BedRe-purpose your babies Pack & Play into a beautiful toddler bed. The possibilities are endless with fabrics and trims. You can use new fabric, old sheets, blankets or whatever you have on hand to create a bed, sitting area or play fort for your child. Here are some simple instructions and ideas for a toddler bed I made for my beautiful granddaughter Harper Dawn.

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 Drill holes in each corner.          Re-purpose Pack and Play
Use a flexible tube to create support for a canopy. pack and play toddler bed
 Install the tubes in the holes diagonally and make a template for the top canopy.  Make toddler bed with pack and play
 Cut the fabric and sew the seams.  repurpose pack and play
 Sew in ties at the corners and on the top.  repurpose pack and play
 Make a skirt and clip on the bottom on the corners.  repurpose pack and play
 Make curtains and clip over the sides under canopy.  repurpose pack and play
 Add trim, bow and tie back curtains. repurpose pack and play


Nosey Neighbors?

February 18, 2016 by  
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Privacy from Neighbors

Nosey Neighbors? Building walls, fences and doing expensive landscaping is one solution but can be expensive or not even feasible if you live in a condominium, town house or apartment. Even living in a home community with strict association rules can keep you closer to your neighbors than you desire.Privacy Shades

A new side shade product could be the inexpensive solution for close neighbors. Side Shades are retractable and can be up to 6 feet tall and 10 feet wide and come in many colors to compliment your living area. They can act as a fabric wall or a retractable privacy screen. Perfect for balconies, patios, decks or anywhere you need a little privacy or sun protection.

Side Shades retract back into a cassette which can be mounted on the wall or a post. Simply pull out the shade from its side cassette and hook it onto either a wall or floor-mounted post anytime you need a little seclusion , sun or wind protection or privacy from nosey neighbors.

For Product information visit our Retractable Privacy Shade page.

Privacy Side Shades

February 11, 2016 by  
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Privacy Side Shades Coming Soon May 2016

Privacy Side ShadesThe new retractable privacy side shades are great for privacy, sun and wind. They are 70″ tall x 118″ wide. The shades will retail for a low price of $459.00. We will be giving $100.00 off of the first 50 Side Shades. Pre-Order today and save with no payment required until product is ready to ship. Just email us at sandyp@pycawnings and request a coupon code for you to receive your discount and we will contact you when it is ready to ship. No obligation to buy and no upfront payment required.

For More Information visit our product page.


Reasons for Awnings

October 28, 2015 by  
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6 Fantastic Reasons to Invest in Awnings for Your Home

Awnings are the perfect solution if you’re looking to both protect your home and increase its curb appeal—and maybe even its value. Gone are the days when awnings were nothing more than vinyl rollout contraptions or basic wooden structures. Now it’s possible to dress your home up in the materials, styles, and designs that meet your unique needs and preferences. Modernize presents six good reasons to consider investing in awnings for your home:

Use awnings to add curb appeal while providing sun protection for comfortable afternoons spent sipping tea on the porch. Patios with awnings are the perfect outdoor environment for family get-togethers and intimate dinner parties. Whether retractable, wrought iron, or spear style, you should find it easy to implement awnings that complement your home’s current style and décor.Porch Valance

Multi-level awnings add extra space to a home and provide a grander look and feel overall. They allow for comfortable movement from one floor to another while outdoors whether it’s super sunny or rainy and windy. With wrap-around awnings, you have the opportunity to create a variety of outdoor spaces to enjoy under one roof—a candle lit dining area, a cozy barbecue space, or even an outdoor bath house are all possibilities.

Enclosing a patio or porch with the help of a sturdy awning will add square footage to your home and supply you with enough space to create a new and exciting environment to enjoy. Consider turning your enclosed porch into a home office, a guest room, or a meditation space full of plants. An enclosed awning area offers all the comforts of indoors, such as protection from mosquitoes and wind, while providing an opportunity to enjoy the fresh outdoors, beautiful sunrises, and invigorating afternoons.Roll Up Curtains

Combining an awning with a hanging shade system turns any porch, patio, or balcony into a two-in-one system. When the weather outside is nice and comfortable, the shades can be lifted for full exposure to the outdoors. During gloomy or rainy days, the shades can be partially or fully closed for protection from the elements without losing the ability to use your outdoor space.Roll Up Porch Curtains

Sun shining directly into your home through the windows can be harmful, as the UV rays can expose your skin, your flooring, and your furnishings to damage. Implementing awnings on your windows will keep the sun from shining directly in, which gives you full control over your light filtering options when combined with a set of sheer curtains or drapes.

Overall, awnings are an excellent idea whether you live off the land in a small cottage or maintain a swanky home in the suburbs of a large city. With so many styles, colors, sizes, and designs to choose from, you’re sure to find an option that meets your personal and lifestyle needs.Roller-Curtain

Outdoor Porch Valance

June 19, 2015 by  
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Outdoor Porch ValanceOutdoor Porch Valances

Porch valances added the finishing touch to this beautiful home in Marco Island Florida.  Porch Valances by the pool area soften the hard walls and add color. Using Costa track to install these eliminates seeing hardware a creates a clean installation. The fabric has the insert sewn to the top, then simply slides through the track.

With Costa track you can slide out the old fabric and easily slide in new fabric. So anytime you want to change the look, its easy to do and with over 100 Sunbrella fabric color selections, the possibilities are endless. See our porch valance page for ordering information.

Sunbrella Valance

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